Highest-Rated Movies about 'Hero', Sort by Popularity

Ben-Hur (1925), InuYasha: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass (2002), El Cid (1990), Superman: Red Son (2020), The Matrix (1999), Star Wars (1977), InuYasha the Movie 4: Fire on the Mystic Island (2004), Braveheart (1995) ... Let's take a look at the ranked list of the best Hero movies.

Ben-Hur (1925)

An enslaved Jewish prince (Ramon Novarro) meets his Roman betrayer (Francis X. Bushman) in a chariot race.

hero, villain, mentor, jesus, engaging, spirited, jerusalem

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InuYasha: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass (2002)

InuYasha and his companions try to prevent a demon's minions from weaving a powerful spell.

hero, friend, demon, enemy, princess, villain, creative

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El Cid (1990)

Spain is overrun by the Moors and the country's only hope rests in a heroic knight known as El Cid (Charlton Heston). He knows a divided Spain cannot stand and implores his countrymen to unify in order to repel the invaders. But a hitch develops in El Cid's campaign: He gets exiled from his homeland of Castile by the region's power-hungry ruler. In the meantime, he attempts to reunite with his estranged wife, Jimena (Sophia Loren) -- who's still upset by the fact that he killed her father.

hero, knight, wife, king, father, spaniard, rousing

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Superman: Red Son (2020)

An alternate take on Superman portrays him as a Soviet hero after his rocket lands in the USSR.

superman, hero, soviet soldier, president, confident, engaging, gripping

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The Matrix (1999)

A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.

hero, secret agent, leader, hacker, rebel, robot, dark

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Star Wars (1977)

Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the mysterious Darth Vader.

princess, robot, mentor, hero, captain, villain, thrilling

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InuYasha the Movie 4: Fire on the Mystic Island (2004)

A warrior (Richard Ian Cox) battles four brutal adversaries to help a race of half-demons.

god, girl, hero, friend, demon, monster, gritty

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Braveheart (1995)

When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, William Wallace begins a revolt against King Edward I of England.

warrior, hero, wife, prince, rebel, dark, thrilling

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Hell to Eternity (1960)

A Marine (Jeffrey Hunter) raised by Japanese foster parents gets rowdy with his buddies (David Janssen, Vic Damone) and becomes a hero on Saipan.

hero, japanese-american, mother, soldier, tense, patriotic, thrilling

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Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)

After a daring mission to rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt, the Rebels dispatch to Endor to destroy the second Death Star. Meanwhile, Luke struggles to help Darth Vader back from the dark side without falling into the Emperor's trap.

jedi knight, princess, monster, hero, robot, emperor, thrilling

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Return of the Jedi (1983)

Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), now an experienced Jedi knight, tries to discover Darth Vader's identity.

jedi knight, princess, monster, hero, robot, emperor, thrilling

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Mission to Lars (2012)

Kate and Will Spicer promise their brother, Tom, who suffers from Fragile X syndrome, that they will help him meet his hero, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich.

drummer, idol, hero, amusing, endearing, road, concert stage

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Enter the Dragon (1973)

A martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament there as cover.

hero, drug czar, gangster, mercenary, criminal, tense, thrilling

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Fearless (2006)

A biography of Chinese Martial Arts Master Huo Yuanjia, who is the founder and spiritual guru of the Jin Wu Sports Federation.

hero, villain, villager, martial arts master, friend, martial artist, fiery

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How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019)

When Hiccup discovers Toothless isn't the only Night Fury, he must seek "The Hidden World", a secret Dragon Utopia before a hired tyrant named Grimmel finds it first.

friend, leader, viking, hero, amusing, playful, endearing

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Frank Serpico (2017)

The life of Frank Serpico, the former NYPD officer and whistle blower who exposed rampant corruption in the department in the '60s and '70s. The reclusive Serpico talks about his life, from childhood through retirement.

police officer, ex-policeman, hero, italian-american, new yorker, suspenseful, shocking

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Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge (2020)

Hanzo Hasashi loses his clan, family, and his life during an attack by a rival ninja clan the Lin Kuei. He is given the chance by to compete in an inter-dimensional tournament to save his loved ones while other fighters try to save the Earth realm from annihilation.

ninja, martial artist, hero, brutal, gripping, engaging, space

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Sword Art Online the Movie: Ordinal Scale (2017)

Kirito uncovers a conspiracy within Ordinal Scale, a popular AR game developed for a new system called The Augma.

young man, friend, hero, fascinating, intense, playful, suspenseful

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Red Dog (2011)

Based on the legendary true story of the Red Dog who united a disparate local community while roaming the Australian outback in search of his long lost master.

hero, master, john, emotional, mining town, settlement, community

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Hercules (1997)

The son of Zeus and Hera is stripped of his immortality as an infant and must become a true hero in order to reclaim it.

hero, greek god, satyr, mother, father, love interest, cheeky

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Men in Black (1997)

A police officer joins a secret organization that polices and monitors extraterrestrial interactions on Earth.

agent, alien, villain, hero, monster, government official, wild

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Pom Poko (1994)

A community of magical shape-shifting raccoon dogs struggle to prevent their forest home from being destroyed by urban development.

hero, mystic, creature, earl, playful, cool, lighthearted

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Jason and the Argonauts (1963)

The legendary Greek hero leads a team of intrepid adventurers in a perilous quest for the legendary Golden Fleece.

hero, hercules, king, monster, god, goddess, intense

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Billy Liar (1963)

A lazy, irresponsible young clerk (Sir Tom Courtenay) in provincial Northern England lives in his own fantasy world and makes emotionally immature decisions as he alienates friends and family.

clerk, friend, hero, waitress, police officer, quirky, england

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Gintama: The Movie (2010)

A pair of odd jobs causes problems for Gin in feudal Japan after aliens conquer and colonize the nation.

man, woman, hero, criminal, serial killer, sword fighter, crafty

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Pale Rider (1985)

A mysterious preacher (Clint Eastwood) protects a humble prospector village from a greedy mining company trying to encroach on their land.

hero, land owner, miner, marshal, dark, tense, gritty

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Megamind (2010)

The supervillain Megamind finally defeats his nemesis, the superhero Metro Man. But without a hero, he loses all purpose and must find new meaning to his life.

supervillain, hero, rival, love interest, alien, sidekick, amusing

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American Wrestler: The Wizard (2016)

In 1980, a teenage boy escapes the unrest in Iran only to face more hostility in America, due to the hostage crisis. Determined to fit in, he joins the school's floundering wrestling team.

high-school student, wrestler, hero, school principal, team member, coach, emotional

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The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

Neo and his allies race against time before the machines discover the city of Zion and destroy it. While seeking the truth about the Matrix, Neo must save Trinity from a dark fate within his dreams.

rebel, freedom fighter, psychic, enemy, agent, hero, thrilling

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The Dark Crystal (1982)

On another planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal, and so restore order to his world.

hero, creature, monster, mentor, love interest, spectacular, dark

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